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Help My Kid Learn – March ’17

Help My Kid Learn – March ’1...

  March 2017 Ideas  St. Patrick’s Day is on the way – enjoy these themed and other learning activities.   Here’s a catchy video called “Driving My Tractor“.  Your baby or toddler will be hearing numbers, colours, and lots of new words while enjoying a cuddle on your lap. The legend of St. Patrick tells us that he got rid of all the snakes from Ireland. To celebrate this story, why not make a St. Patrick’s Day snake with your little one. Find out why the game of peek-a-boo is such an enduring favourite...
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Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Part 2

Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Par...

We promised you an update on our progress so here it is! After many weeks of hard work, some setbacks and challenges and a lot of learning, we now have a fully functioning weather station up and running in our school! We have programmed the raspberry pi software to take lots of different weather measurements. The station has a lot of different sensors to help us record this data: Sensor Name Purpose Rain gauge Measures the volume of rain falling in millimetres Anemometer Measures the wind speed in kilometres per hour Weathervane Measures the wind direction...
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Knitting

Knitting

Knitting! Tessa, Rita and Caroline taught a group from 6th class to knit. Georgia, Lucy, David, Kori and Kacey knitted for about 6 weeks. We all had a choice to pick between a Teddy Bear or a humpty dumpty teddy. Kori made a humpty Dumpty teddy bear. Georgia, Lucy, David and Kacey made teddy bears. We all got to pick our own colours of wool to knit with. We all started to knit the stomach, then we knitted the arms, the legs and finally the ears. Then Rita and Tessa brought our teddy bears home and sowed them together and stuffed them. After weeks of hard work and giggles...
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Learning Chess

Learning Chess

chess Mr Maguire is setting up a chess tournament. We are learning how to play chess. All of us can play.  Qwam are Tyler have done lots of practice and we think we are the best. Mr. Maguire will give us some homework passes if we ever beat him. We record our checkmates on a chart. We, Qwam and Tyler, are drawing. We learned about what each piece is worth. A queen is worth 9 points and a pawn is worth 1. Hopefully we will have the tournament soon, we will have to keep practicing before it starts though.   Qwam and Tyler
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Science week experiments in 6th

Science week experiments in 6th

                                         DRY ICE! Last week was science week, Mr Maguire’s class done an experiment with dry ice. Dry ice is some carbon dioxide frozen that you can order online. We were not allowed touch it because you could get frost bite in less than five seconds. We used fairy liquid, gloves, balloons, bottles, cup, water, kettle, plate and pipes. Firstly Mr Maguire put on gloves. Then Mr Maguire took a cup and put about a half of a cup of dry ice and put it on the plate. Then we put cold water in the kettle and...